Rescue work is amazing. Rescue work is heartbreaking. Rescue work is rewarding. Rescue work is the right thing to do. All of these statements are true and there is one other big reality.
Rescue work is not cheap. It takes time, it takes resources, it takes money. All of the animals must receive veterinary care. They must have testing for parasites and most of the time they need treatment for at least fleas, ticks and worms. They must receive vaccines. They must be quarantined until we are certain they do not have contagious illnesses such as Parvo or Distemper. They also must be spayed or neutered and have a microchip placed.
We have wonderful partnerships with veterinary clinics that do all of this for us at the least expense possible, but it still runs on average $200.00 – $300.00 per dog while they are at the veterinary clinic.
Then comes the next hurdle. They are healthy and could leave the clinic, but where do they go? We simply do not have foster homes for all of them, so they must be boarded. Once again, we have fantastic partnerships with facilities that discount their rates for us, but they still add up.
We hope you will consider helping us by donating to our November Dogs of Madison County rescue fund to assist in the funds needed to care for these 14 young dogs. They are all young and deserve a chance for a happy home.
Follow the link below to contribute online via our Crowdrise Fundraiser, use one of our donate buttons and put for rescue dogs in the notes or mail a check to Humane Society of the Ozarks 1020 S One Mile Rd Fayetteville, AR 72704.
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